Tuesday, May 31, 2011

This Week on BandSoup (5/23-5/30)

Another week in the books and yet another week of great uploads here on BandSoup! Here are a few of the bands that you must hear in case you missed them spinning in the bowl. Remember, you can always click "more songs" on the main page or click into the search box, press the space bar once, and hit enter to see the latest uploads in order.

Click on the artist name below to listen.

Seven Summits (Indie Rock) -- Seven Summits are Rory Nellis, Dominic Coyle, Francis McCrory and Joe Laverty. They use a range of guitar & synth sounds to create melody-driven alternative music.

The band had a busy year in 2010. After their solid self-titled debut, they recruited some new members and were put forward to play the BBC introducing Stage at Glastonbury. In December, to top off a great year, Seven Summits released their first single, “Burning Heart”, to critical acclaim.

Drama King (Instrumental Rock/Guitarist) -- 7 new instrumental rock tracks from Drama King. Great guitar work on "Option Explicit".

Galaxicon (Sludge/Metal) -- Although often lumped in with the burgeoning doom/sludge/riff-worship scene, Galaxicon's take on heavy music is equal parts death/black metal and prog/classic rock. It is loud, destructive, experimental, but deliberate, meticulously constructed to convey something more than just "heavy." Songs such as "Rapture of the Deep" and "A Man Should Remember His Past" offer crushing riffs, atmospheric blackened melodies, and dynamic shifts in phrasing and syncopation.

The Heavy Empty (Instrumental Rock- Looking for Lead Singer) -- A melodic rock band that just released a great demo album full of infectious instrumentals. They may or may not be looking for a lead singer-- interested? (New York City area)

Holy City Zoo (Alternative Rock/Post-Punk) -- 4 dudes from New Brunswick, New Jersey that make highly energetic tunage.

Mercury in Summer (Pop Rock) -- Mercury in Summer is a critically acclaimed Art-Pop band from Washington D.C. Their new album "In Your Face" was recently released on iTunes on May 17th. The video for this song can be seen here.

Killing Grace (Southern Rock) -- Killing Grace is a Hard Rock originals band started in Middle Tennessee in 2006 by Matthew Dee Edmondson, Clarksville, TN (songwriting/ lead vocals/ production); Doug Barnes, Franklin, TN (songwriting/ guitar/ production); and Lee Darby, Hendersonville, TN (song arrangements/ percussion/ production). The mission for these three Middle Tennessee artists was to compose original Hard Rock Arena Anthems that are diverse, fresh and hot.

Rosebud (Indie Rock) -- Check out their great single, "You Dance Like You Fuck".

Big Jaw (Alternative Rock) -- Big Jaw sounds like The James Gang sharing a Coke and two straws with Queens of the Stone Age.

Vices I Admire (Alternative Rock) -- Vices I Admire is an alternative/indie rock band straight outta Denver CO. Download their latest album for as little as 1¢. Check out 6 tracks from the band at the link above.

Farewell Disaster (Alternative Rock) -- A hard hitting rock band from Macon, Georgia that are currently promoting their new album, Disbelief.

Skint and Demoralised (Indie Pop) -- Lyric-based alternative indie/pop 5-piece based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. New album 'This Sporting Life' due out early July.

SMB Project (Alternative Rock) -- Floaty dreampop sequences mixed with blasts of shoegaze reverb characterize SMB Project, a four piece alt rock group based in Orlando, Florida. SMBP is often likened to early 90s rockers such as Smashing Pumpkins, Sonic Youth, and the Pixies, as well as current indie shoegaze pop groups like Silversun Pickups. Watch the video for their song Lights & Sounds here.

Look North (Pop Punk) -- Look North, out of Rhode Island, is the newest addition to the Asava Music/District Kills family, and the debut artist for Asava Music Group. Fronted by YouTube sensation, Rod Pires, Look North delivers a driven pop-rock sound, and coupled with an absolutelty unforgettable and passionate live show. Look North just finished recording their debut a EP at Maximum Sound Studios in Danvers, to be released this summer on Asava Music, followed by a full touring schedule, so stay tuned for tons of new stuff coming from the Look North dudes.

The Steven Hackney (Instrumental Rock/Guitarist) -- Steven currently has 35 songs on BandSoup for your enjoyment. Steven Hackney has over 430 songs, 17 guitars, 5.5 years of playing, and 3.5 years of songwriting and recording. Specializes in distorted electric guitar, Bass guitar, reinventing acoustic guitar tunings, and drum beats.

Jesse Rhodes (Acoustic/Singer-Songwriter) -- Singer/Songwriter from Santa Barbara.

CanyonLands (Pysch-Rock) -- Tragically underrated droney pysch-rock.

Lee Younger (Acoustic/Singer-Songwriter) -- Demo record from a Knoxville based musician.

Rachel Louise (Pop/Singer-Songwriter) -- Holland based Singer-Songwriter that just released her debut EP, Living in Holland. Vanessa Carlton/Regina Spektor-esque.
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